WHAT HERB AM I - Rachel Austin, DVM, CVA, GDCHVM
You are working with a dog that spends many of her days at doggie daycare. This past winter she repeatedly comes down with kennel cough. Her joy in life is running around and playing with other dogs, but since the last episode of kennel cough, she appears run down and is slow to bounce back. Her owners do not want her to contract another infection, but they also do not want to stop taking her to daycare. While there are many formulas you could choose, you wanted to pick a single herb that would boost her Wei Qi and support her immune system to prevent another infection. This herb is sweet tasting and also warming. If you use this at the wrong time however, you could “lock the thief inside the house” so you need to be sure her infection is cleared before starting.
What is Huang Qi